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Meteors and fireballs light up Manx skies

Photo by Bill Dale (Beach Buddies) taken at Andreas church

A perfect night for stargazing according to local astronomer

It was a perfect night for the Perseid meteor shower in the Isle of Man, which revealed some unexpected sights.

That's according to local astronomer Howard Parkin from AstroManx.

Clear and dark skies meant the Island was treated to front row seats of the annual phenomenon.

Mr Parkin said people with a keen eye got more than they bargained for:

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